David Vine is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at American University, author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia
, and of the new article "Where Has All the Money Gone?
He discusses an overseas U.S. military base presence that maintains a
million troops in other countries on a permanent basis at a cost of $170
billion per year, and which has funnelled $385 billion to private
contractors (most of it to a handful of cronies) since 2001. Learn more